WHAT IS IN THE OIL? THE APOSTOLIC SPICE

Today, I would like to share on the topic “What Is In The Oil”?

“Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,” (Exodus 30:23)

This scripture is talking about the anointing that is placed on people that are serving the Lord. When you are anointed, the oil of the Lord is poured over your life. In the oil, there are principal spices. The word principal means the main thing. This means that there are the main ingredients and spices in the oil and secondary ingredients. What are the main spices within the oil?

“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;” (Ephesians 4:11)

These are the main spices found within the oil. Any minister of substance has at least one of these spices. However, the Bible tells us that the first and most important spice is that of an Apostle. “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way” (1 Corinthians 12:28-31).

The spice of an Apostle is the most needed spice in the church. However, it is also the most lacked spice within the church. Rarity is associated with value. Things that are often valuable are the rarest to find. If you want to desire anything, desire the spice of an Apostle! Covet earnestly after the Apostolic spice. Though these five main spices are essential, the gift of the Apostle is the most valuable. Now who is an Apostle and what sets them apart from the other principal spices?

One of the main characteristics of an Apostle is that they are close; genuinely close to Jesus. “And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.” (Luke 9:10). The Apostles were so close to Jesus that even after he had spoken to the crowd, he took them aside to speak with them privately. They had no titles yet, their ability to be close set them apart from everyone. Being close is far more important than receiving a title. The real Apostles were those who were close to Jesus and not the chief priests of those times. Desire to be close. Do not be content to be an unknown. You can never be an Apostle if you are not close. The Apostolic spice is the spice of closeness. Fight to be close! Fight to come out of obscurity! Fight to be known. Receive the desire for the Apostolic spice from today.

Blessings!

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THE SPIRIT LIKE A DOVE

For several weeks, I have been sharing with you on the subject of “Jesus Christ and his Granting of Private Interviews”. I continued that topic at this past Sunday’s First Love Gathering Service. You can listen to that message on my podcast. Today, I would like to share with you about “The Spirit like a Dove.” I want you to listen carefully and you will be blessed.

And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.” (John 1:32-33). Today, I am basically sharing with you about operating in the anointing. When I say operating, I mean maneuvering, relating with and walking in step with the Holy Spirit. Now, I am quite sure, because of the reports I have heard, that heaven and the spirit realm are completely different from what we know on earth. So, I realize that that may be the reason why we cannot easily relate with spirits. When the Bible says, the mad man had a legion of demons in him, which is about 6,150 foot soldiers and 725 horsemen, that is a lot of spirits in one person. From that, it seems like spirits do not need much space. So, I am not surprised that God will help us relate with the Holy Spirit by likening him to certain things we can relate with. When you can relate to those things, you can relate with the Holy Spirit. That is why the Bible says that the Spirit was like a bird, specifically, like a dove. So, if we want the Holy Spirit in our lives, then it means that we want something like a dove to descend upon us.

If you want the anointing to come upon you, then you must understand how to relate with God and specifically like the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is different from God and Jesus Christ. And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark…and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;…And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more” (Genesis 8:7-12). Now, the Spirit is very particular about where he lands. You see in this passage, in verse 7, you notice that the raven did not care to land his foot on dead bodies. That is why he was sent and never came back. He was a lost cause. However, the dove was very sensitive. That is why she found no rest for the sole of her feet. The spirit of the dove descends and finds no rest for his foot. Sometimes, God wants to anoint somebody but the dove says “no, not here.” It is all well and good to shout “anointing, fall on me”, but the spirit is sensitive. Sometimes, there is an entire church but the spirit cannot find one person to land on and returns. If you want the Holy Spirit, remember that He is very particular about who he rests on. May you become a person habitable for the spirit like a dove!

Blessings!

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